Thursday, May 26, 2011
Photo: probably Donald Duke, probably near the end in 1955. The India Street Red Car Trolley stop was built up from the current grade. Note the staircase leading up to the stop in the foreground, on the Lake View Ave (left) side of the tracks. (Click on photo to enlarge.)
Photo: Jonathan Vandiveer, May 22, 2011. The Big Parade on the Red Car Property heading toward the former India Street Trolley Stop, which was just past the large group of people in the background. (Click on photo to enlarge.)
Photo: Jonathan Vandiveer, May 22, 2011. The Big Parade paused to learn about the Silver Lake Ave Public Staircase, which runs between Riverside Place & Allesandro Elementary School (below), crossing the Red Car Property and linking to Lake View Ave & Silver Ridge Ave, (above). (Click on photo to enlarge.)
The Silver Lake Ave Public Staircase originally linked the community to the Red Cars and Allesandro Elementary School. Now it links the community to not only the school, but also recreational opportunities of the Red Car Property.
Public Staircase tourism is a growing trend. There are 2 books, an annual tour and countless weekend explorers.